Open Studio aims to make contemporary art accessible to high school teachers and students around the world. Initiated by artist Mark Bradford at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the project presents activities authored by Bradford, John Baldessari, Janet Cardiff, Alejandro Cartagena, Kota Ezawa, Amy Franceschini, Robert Gober, Andrew Kudless, Yvonne Venegas, and other leading artists.
ArtThink offers theme-based activities in visual arts, language arts, history, and social studies that provide students with an accessible look at the art of our time. Prepare your class before a museum visit with Art Basics; follow up after touring the galleries with Detail Detective; and integrate art, history, and cultural studies into your core classroom curriculum with standards-aligned activities spanning grades four through college.
Making Sense of Modern Art provides an engaging guide to modern and contemporary art in SFMOMA's collection. Highlights include a comparisons timeline, images of artworks, documentary photographs, and video clips of artists, curators, and critics.
Voices and Images of California Art offers in-depth portraits of 11 of California's most celebrated artists, including Jay DeFeo, Richard Diebenkorn, Sargent Johnson, and Dorothea Lange. A rich mix of video and audio clips, plus reproductions of artworks, photographs, letters, and primary source documents, reveals the arts as an integral part of our culture.
Explore Modern Art is an interactive space that integrates SFMOMA's multimedia interpretive programs, collections information, and calendar of public programs and events. It is designed to encourage greater engagement with modern and contemporary art and with SFMOMA.
Learn and create as you explore SFMOMA's interactive feature The Country Dog Gentlemen Travel to Extraordinary Worlds, accessible online for use in the classroom or at home. Through adventures led by canine characters, students can learn about famous artworks in SFMOMA's collection, make a masterpiece, and get inspired! These activities were developed for students in grades 2 through 6, but may be enjoyed by all ages.
This multimedia guide features more than 200 extraordinary works in SFMOMA's collection. The journey highlights the voices of artists, curators, scholars, and visitors with hours of audio and video footage, musical accompaniment, original poems, and youth perspectives. Available in English, with selected stops in French, German, and Spanish. Free. Pick up in the Haas Atrium.
Located in the museum's second floor adjacent to the SFMOMA collection galleries, the Koret Visitor Education Center offers teachers and students alike dynamic resources for learning about art.
Teachers are invited to browse the teacher resource library, talk with education staff, and access multimedia kiosks with information and video clips about artists, artworks, and art movements. Featured artists include Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, Andy Warhol, and many more. Videos and teacher resource kits are available for loan to Bay Area teachers.
For more information, call the Koret Center at 415.538.2693.
Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open late Thursdays: until 8:30 p.m.
Summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): open at 10:00 a.m.
Please note: Beginning on June 3, 2013, the SFMOMA building, including the Koret Center, will be temporarily closed while we prepare for our expansion, scheduled to open in early 2016. All of our online resources for educators will remain available, and we'll be offering a dynamic range of off-site exhibitions and public programs while our building is transformed. Visit our website this summer for more details.